Thursday, May 21, 2009

GNB Update

Friday is just around the corner...Here's the news...

A lower legal drinking age can lead to a higher amount of unplanned pregnancies...That was the main result of a study conducted by University of Georgia assistant professor Angela Fertig (left) released earlier today. It showed that reducing the legal drinking age from 21 to 18 increased prenatal alcohol consumption by 21 percent among women 18-20 years old. The analysis by Fertig and her team also indicated that a lower legal drinking age led to more unplanned pregnancies. That also increases the chances of poorer health among infants. The results appeared in the May issue of the Journal of Health Economics.

UGA College of Public Health
Professor Angela Fertig (photo
courtesy of the University of

A middle Georgia university teams up with a local hospital to address the nursing shortage. reports that Fort Valley State University joined forces with the Peach County Hospital Authority to develop the new program on Wednesday. Under the deal, FVSU would lease or purchase a portion of the property at Peach Regional Medical Center for the clinical training. The program includes a core nursing curriculum, along with emergency care, operating room, and critical care specialties. The agreement must be approved by the Board of Regents.
Savannah has become "America's Most Mannerly City". The coastal Georgia city took home that award after the rival city of Charleston, South Carolina held that title for the last 12 years. The award was presented to Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson in a ceremony earlier today. The owner of a Charleston-based etiquette school says it was to time to share the award with their Peach State neighbors after so many years after holding the title all to themselves. The survey has lasted for 32 years.
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